Old Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, Montreal

Old Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, Montreal

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Building (or Édifice Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) is a building at 265 Saint-Jacques Street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



The building was erected in was built in 1906-1909.[1] The five-storey building was built by Pearson and Darling in the neoclassical architecture style with distinctive Corinthian columns in the front,[2] using Stanstead granite from Stanstead in Quebec's Eastern Townships. The building was constructed as the main Montreal branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce (which merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada in 1961 to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce). CIBC main offices in Montreal left the building in 1962 when Tour CIBC was completed, but the building remains an active branch.

The building housed the Montreal offices of the White Star Line from 1909 to 1939. It is where the tickets for the RMS Titanic were sold. [3]

Prior to this, the site was occupied by L'édifice Temple from 1889 to 1890 and L'église méthodiste St. James or St. James Church from 1845 to 1888.

See also

Other banking offices in Montreal:

Other CIBC offices in Canada:


  • Images Montréal profile (with photos)
  • Vieux-Montréal – Édifice Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (with photos)
  • Canadian Architect and Builder, 22, 1 (1908): 30
  • Communauté urbaine de Montréal. Service de la planification. Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle sur le territoire de la communauté urbaine de Montréal : architecture commerciale [Vol.] I : les banques. Montréal, Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Service de la planificatiom du territoire, 1980. xiii, 139p. ill., numerous photos and drawings.
  • Lambert, Phyllis et Robert Lemire. Inventaire des bâtiments du Vieux-Montréal, du quartier Saint-Antoine et de la Ville de Maisonneuve construits entre 1880 et 1915. Montréal, Min. des Affaires Culturelles, Centre de documentation, Serv. de l'Inventaire des biens culturels, juin 1977. 102 p. 6 plans.
  • Le Prix courant, 40, 13, (1907): 41
  • Construction (Toronto), 1, 8 (1908): 54-59

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Coordinates: 45°30′11″N 73°33′32″W / 45.503°N 73.559°W / 45.503; -73.559

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